South Africa Trails By 121 In 1st Test Against Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan: South Africa began off confidently after Pakistan’s decrease order elevated the first-innings result in 158 runs on the third day of the primary cricket take a look at.

No. 11 Yasir Shah made higher than a run-a-ball 38 and shared a 55-run last-wicket stand with Nauman Ali (24) earlier than Pakistan was bowled out for 378 inside the primary hour of the morning session Thursday.

Dean Elgar, who scored a half century in South Africa first innings rating of 220, was not out on 18 and Aiden Markram was unbeaten on 16 as South Africa decreased the margin to 121 and reached 37-Zero at lunch.

Markram and Elgar started with engaging boundaries towards Pakistan’s quick bowlers on a wicket which has eased out significantly for batsmen after 14 wickets fell on the primary day.

Pakistan recovered from a precarious 33-Four on day one to submit a commendable complete on the again of Fawad Alams affected person century and helpful contributions from decrease order.

Kagiso Rabadas 200th take a look at wicket was the spotlight for South Africa after Pakistan resumed on day three at 308-Eight as Shah added runs at a brisk tempo.

Rabada reached the milestone in his first over of the day when he uprooted Hasan Alis (21) center stump because the batsman tried a reckless pull.

The 25-year-old quick bowler, enjoying his 44th take a look at, turned the youngest South African to finish 200 take a look at wickets. He completed the innings with figures of 3-70.

Shah ensured Pakistan stretch its lead past the 150-run mark by smashing 4 boundaries and in addition lofting Keshav Maharaj (3-90) over lengthy on for a six earlier than the left-arm spinner ended South Africas woes by having Nauman trapped lbw.

Lungi Ngidi took 2-57 however quick bowler Andrich Nortje returned with costly figures of 2-105.

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